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Good River Review

Literary Magazine

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Good River Review is the journal of the Sena Jeter Naslund-Karen Mann Graduate School of Writing at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    up to four months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    ?

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  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 2

Sub Genres: Literary, Children's story, Young Adult

One story (no more than 5000 words typically), or two shorter stories (less than 2000 words).

Nonfiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 2

One longer-form essay, memoir, or immersive journalism (no more than 5000 words typically), or two shorter essays (less than 2000 words).

Poetry

Up to five poems or micro pieces, no more than ten pages.

Play

Scripts for stage plays or short films, including TV. We will also consider publishing video of produced scripts.

Video

See "Play".

Review

Max words: 200

Max words: 1200

​We welcome queries to review new books (no more than 2 years since publication). We are particularly interested in reviews of work that speaks to the current urgencies of race, class, gender, and the environment, as well as titles from independent and university presses.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    Good River Review is a home for writing that launches quickly, speaks to the universal through the particular, and is layered with meaning. We also love work that doesn’t fit neatly into genre categories. Our editors are attracted to writing that blurs boundaries, and so contributors will find their work published under the headings of prose, lyric, and drama. In addition, we will publish the most compelling writing for children and young adults that we can find.

Tracker statistics

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Total submissions tracked

109 days

Average response time

20%

Average acceptance rate

88 days

Fastest response time

130 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 277 days

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Submission calls

    All genres

    Always open

    General

    Open

    Our submission period is open and ongoing

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About

Founded

2021

Country

US

www.goodriverreview.com

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    Editor Kathleen Driskell avatar

    Kathleen Driskell

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Ellyn Lichvar avatar

    Ellyn Lichvar

    Managing Editor

    Editor Lynnell Edwards avatar

    Lynnell Edwards

    Associate Editor/Book Review Editor

    Editor Katy Yocom avatar

    Katy Yocom

    Associate Editor